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Accessibility Accommodations


Accessible Seating

Diddle Arena guest accessible seating is located on the second level of the arena. Elevators are available at each entrance. Accessible seating for guests will be allotted within Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium (for spring commencement events only). Please, ask a WKU representative upon arrival.

One additional guest may accompany the attendee with a disability to this area. To assure accessible seating for all who need to be accommodated, we ask that other guests be seated near the accessible seating areas. All seating at the ceremony is open. No reservations are needed to have accessible seating. 



A limited number of parking spaces will be reserved for individuals who possess a disability parking permit. Parking attendants will direct you to the appropriate parking locations. Reservations are not needed. We recommend that you arrive early.


Additional Accommodations

Guests requiring disability accommodations other than those outlined above should contact WKU Student Accessibility Resource Center (SARC) at (270) 745-5004 or sarc.connect@wku.edu. Students who are participating in recognition or commencement ceremonies should contact the SARC if they need accommodations (such as seating) during the ceremony. Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis. SARC will make every effort to accommodate all requests.

Graduation is very well-attended, and we encourage anyone with mobility or health issues to arrive early. If you use a wheelchair, cart, or other specialized equipment, please bring it with you. Wheelchairs and other mobility assistive devices will be the responsibility of the attendee. A sign language interpreter will be on the right side of the stage (facing the stage).


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 Last Modified 11/29/18